Newport News Welcomes Metal Supermarkets, The World’s Leading Small Quantity Metal Provider

Retail-based Metal Supplier Brings Speed, Variety and Convenience to Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Infusing innovation into a legacy industry, Metal Supermarkets will serve as a refreshing customer-oriented disruptive force in metal distribution in Newport News.

The world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals will open its newest location in Newport News, Virginia on February 21, instantly becoming the one-stop shop offering speed, variety and convenience for professionals and hobbyists alike. This Metal Supermarkets is the third store in the state of Virginia, offering 8,000 types, shapes and grades of metal, cut to each customer’s exact specifications. The store will meet the needs of a wide and diverse variety of businesses and consumers that require these essential products.

Brandishing its signature, world class customer service, Metal Supermarkets Newport News will be the trusted metals supplier for local manufacturers, machinists, maintenance and repair, tool and die shops, hospitals, hotels, universities, schools, homeowners, artists, and hobbyists in the area. In addition, the location is a great option for military and government purchasers, as it is a certified small business equipped to provide documented DFARs materials and meet all military specs.

“After much success with my first two Metal Supermarket locations in Virginia, opening a third store was a natural decision,” said Rob Racine, owner of Metal Supermarkets Newport News, who also owns stores in Richmond and Norfolk. “The business is sustainable as the demand for metal is always there, whether it’s for a local manufacturer, maintenance manager, military purchasing agent, machinist or even a home hobbyist. I look forward to filling the need for metal in Newport News with top notch customer service.”

Each Metal Supermarkets location provides solutions to customers’ metal needs in the business-to-business, military/government, and business-to-consumer categories. With a diverse product base and a no-minimum order quantity, Metal Supermarkets looks forward to establishing long-lasting relationships with all of our customers.

“Our product is metal, but our passion has always been our customer service and providing businesses, homeowners and hobbyists with solutions to their metal needs,” said Stephen Schober, President & CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “Our team has been impressed with the drive and commitment that Rob has displayed with his two existing Virginia stores, and as he moves ahead to get his third Metal Supermarkets location off the ground as an essential business to serve the Newport News community.”

With locations across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Newport News opening comes amid a pivotal growth period for the international metal-supply business. Deemed an essential business, the supplier ensures each customer in Newport News will always be able to acquire what they need. Metal Supermarkets provides a recession-resistant, innovative and durable opportunity for interested franchise investors.

Located at 321 Ed Wright Lane, Unit B in Newport News, Metal Supermarkets Newport News is open five days a week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For additional information about Metal Supermarkets Newport News, visit or contact Rob Racine directly by email at [email protected] or by phone at (757) 907-9979.



Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, has more than 110 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with over 10 franchise locations in development. Known for its speed and convenience, Metal Supermarkets sells a wide variety of metals including Aluminum, Hot-Rolled Steel, Cold-Rolled Steel, Stainless Steel, Alloy Steel, Galvanized Steel, Tool Steel, Brass, Bronze and Copper. With highly specialized staff, customers can get the metal they need in a size that is convenient for them.

Metal Supermarkets is actively awarding franchises to candidates with strong customer service experience and an interest in a stable business opportunity. As the concept has grown in recent years, the Metal Supermarkets franchise opportunity is best suited for the owner-operator franchisee who is looking to build an income, create wealth for their family and leave a legacy. The moderate investment range for a Metal Supermarkets location is between $216,500 to $403,000, and qualified owners must have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid capital to be considered. To honor those who have served in the military, Metal Supermarkets offers a $5,000 discount for qualified veterans.

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